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This week’s prompt made me pause and think for a little while. My first reaction to it was that I don’t read many books with dynamic duos, but I think that impression wasn’t entirely correct now that I’ve had a chance to ponder it further and dig deeply into my bookish past.
Here are some of my favourite duos in fiction.
1. Sam and Frodo in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Travis and Old Yeller in Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
3. George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
4. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
There weren’t many of them, and oddly enough they were all about white men (or hobbits). I’ll be eagerly reading all of your answers to diversify my list as I hadn’t realized I had this blind spot!
Honestly, I think being able to pick each other’s minds like that and expand all of our horizons is one of the best parts of Top Ten Tuesday.
88 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duos
Sam and Frodo are he ultimate duo. Great post! Have a great reading week.
These are all excellent choices. Tom and Huck. George and Lennie. Sam and Frodo. Travis and Old Yeller.
Makes me think of Old Dan and Little Ann from Where the Red Fern Grows…
Thank you! That’s another good choice.
Did my comment on your post go through, by the way?
Such fabulous choices! Sam and Frodo are definitely the ultimate duo.
Have a great reading week!
Omg.. Old Yeller!! Great choices.
Aw, George and Lennie.
I always wished for a different ending for them. 🙂
Tom and Huck! I was just commenting on another blog that I skipped this week but then thought of all kinds of great picks seeing peoples’ posts! Tom and Becky came to mind… I like your Tom and Huck.
Thank you, Greg! I hope we’ll see you again next week if you’re able to.
Ah, yes! Sam and Frodo are one of the ultimate duos 😍 Great picks, Lydia!
Sam and Frodo are definitely a top tier duo!
Love these classic choices!
These are all fantastic choices.
I don’t know #2, but all the others are so good, yes! Great list
Sam and Frodo are a great choice for sure. The only one I could think of at the time I sat down to write this week’s post was Calvin and Hobbes, so I did a quote post this week instead.
My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/02/22/top-ten-tuesday-quotes-again/
Heh, I just left a comment on your post.
But I liked what you did with it!
I also had to think a lot for my list and then I had too many to choose from! I like your picks though 🙂
It’s always cool when you have too many answers to pick from!
Those were really great duos.
Have my comments on your posts been coming through, by the way?
Sam and Frodo, definitely! Ditto Travis and Old Yeller. Classic. My post: https://pagesandpaws.com/2022/02/22/ttt-dynamic-duos/
Great choices for dynamic duo’s.
Great list! I’m going to have to give Tolkien another shot at some point.
Thank you. I hope you like Tolkien if you try him again, but no pressure!
Great choices! I’m eager to read all the lists this week! Such a fun prompt!
Thanks. Yeah, people did a great job!
Hi Lydias…we were obviously thinking along similar lines. Sam and Frodo, Tom and Huck were pretty obvious. I’m glad someone else picked George and Lennie. Cheers
Thank you! Yes, we did have very similar approaches for sure.
I didn’t do this topic because I couldn’t really think of anything either. I felt if I did it my focus would be too narrow. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/02/top-ten-tuesday-celebrating-palindrome.html
I’m glad you found a topic that works better for you!
Some classic choices there
Tom & Huck. How could I forget about them? What a great list. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.
George and Lennie? You really going to make me cry on a Tuesday.
Heh, sorry about that. 🙂
I wasn’t sure I could come up with any dynamic duos of my own, hence the reason I twisted the topic.
Thanks for stopping by earlier!
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You’re welcome. I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggled with the topic.
All classics! Not sure what duo I’d go for from classics. Maybe Anne and Diana!
Ooh, that’s a good one!
Oh George and Lennie. I did that book at school. Still makes me sad 😶
I hear you there.
I love seeing Sam and Frodo on so many lists.
I’ve seen Sam and Frodo on a lot of lists this week! They seem a very popular pick.
Travis and Old Yeller, excellent choice!
I do love me some Sam and Frodo!
Not many, but what a punch they pack! Good job
That’s a great list! I love a good LOTR duo!
Wow! These are great iconic duos. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are awesome!
Sam and Frodo are popular choices this week and aaah – old Yeller…!! Sniff sniff…
Thanks for visiting us yesterday!
You’re welcome. The ending of Old Yeller still makes me emotional, too.
Sam and Frodo as well as Tom and Huck are great choices!! Here is my TTT: Top Ten Twos Day: 22 Wonderful Books With Titles Featuring Duos (of a sort!)
Thank you! I liked your choices, too.
I struggled to come up with anything! The phrase dynamic duties just had me thinking of crime fiction of which I don’t read a lot so I was stumped after two which I thought would be a pathetic basis for my post 😜
Heh, I had trouble with it, too.
Love the Old Yeller pick! I almost considered doing human-and-dog partners for this one, mostly for an excuse to browse through all my obscure dog book faves from 50+ years ago, but I’d definitely throw in Shiloh.
Ooh, that would have been really cool!
I TOTALLY FORGOT SAM AND FRODO! How on earth did I totally forget Sam and Frodo???????
Your comment made me chuckle. At least they were well represented this week. 🙂
You can never go wrong with Sam and Frodo!
Great list. I haven’t thought about them in ages but I always loved Sam and Frodo and Lennie and George.
Thank you. Yeah, they were great. 🙂
Sam and Frodo will always be one of my favorite dynamic duos 🙂
Sam and Frodo is an eternally fantastic choice! 😀
While I’ve heard of lots of yours on this week, I haven’t really met them in books or films. But they’re very familiar and I know many love them. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Lydia; apologies for the delay in visiting here!
You’re welcome, and no worries!
I think duos are definitely more prevalent in kids books than in adult fiction! I wonder why that is? I wouldn’t mind more epic duos like Sam and Frodo!
Yeah, you’re right about that I think. We totally need more duos in books written for adults.